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Cost of Living in Thailand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Thailand? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Thailand talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Thailand, they wrote:

"I think one person can live comfortably in Chiang Mai for between $1000-2000/month," said another expat in Chiang Mai.

"It depends on your life style, I know people who live on 50,000 baht a month, we spend about 100,00 baht a little more, a little less, depending on what we are doing," remarked another in Nonthaburi.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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